Before our trip back to Manila, we passed by Los Angeles to visit with family and meet up with friends. We haven’t seen them for some time including cousins who live outside of LA but drove hours just to meet up. Needless to say, we had a great time meeting up with relatives and friends whom we only communicated with via internet. nd we also managed to squeeze in some touristy stuff like going to see the space shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center.
On the day of our flight back home our cousin drove us to Tom Bradley International Airport. We normally booked an airport van or limousine but he was free that noontime so we had a free (and more comfortable) ride to the airport. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get photos of the check-in area as it was already crowded when we arrived and we had to split up as I was flying Economy while the wife was flying on Business Class. Here are a few photos I took at the airport:
Traffic congestion at the airport driveway
Upon clearing immigration and completing security checks, passengers are greeted by shops along the corridor to the boarding gates.
Duty Free shops at LAX
Giant video screens show the time and landmarks in other cities around the world
As in many international terminals, there are many high end shops at LAX
More shops, directions to boarding gates and other information are strategically located in the terminal.
Passengers can lounge around the airport as there are many seating areas in the terminal.
Passengers walking around or seated at the terminal
Passengers can walk around the terminal to get the blood flowing if they prefer not to just sit and wait for their flights to board.
Passengers waiting near the boarding gate catch up on conversation, read or do whatever they prefer to while waiting for their boarding call.
Another look at the information board on flights as well as the advertising screen at the terminal.